hi all, maybe you can help shedding some light on this matter and also tell me how to deal with it. I had a long-distance "relationship" before marriage with a guy, which fell apart because he left me for another girl. I was heartbroken and rather depressive, but managed to get over it, also mainly because of my (now) husband, who showed me the positive aspects of life and with whom I slowly but steadily fell in love with in the process. (I am experiencing some problems with my husband and we are working on them, but they are not related to the problem I want to state her.) Getting over my ex was not easy, he was my first love and I felt a deep connection towards him and we shared a lot of interest. But it was not meant to be. As said, my ex had left me for this girl, who left him only a few months after... My ex wanted me back, but for me there was no question to it. In the mean-time my husband and I had decided to get married. On our civil marriage day, my ex had a mental breakdown and had to be admitted to an asylum. I got to know that though his sister. Anyway, time passed. He got married and has a very sweet child now. I usually send him a birthday greeting, and we change updates. For me that is enough. For him its not. So now here lies the problem. From time to time he sends me short emails in the morning. If I don't react, he bombards me with further emails (where are you? why are you not replying? please reply, need to know that you are well) . I have told him repeatedly that I do not wish to stay in contact like this and if it wont stop, I will severe all ties (the birthday greetings) altogether. I cannot block his address because it's my business account he writes on. Then the emails stop for a while, but after a few months start again. Is he insane? Or am I? I wish I was strong enough, not to react. Any ideas, how I can really make him stop?